Russia’s Regional Ties Grow at Saudi Expense

Saudi diplomacy has for several years attempted to induce Moscow to drop its support for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, as well as for Iran, through holding out the prospects of increased economic ties between Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Russia.

Russia’s Regional Ties Grow at Saudi Expense
A Russian long range bomber flies during an airstrike over Aleppo, Syria on August 16. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)

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